The Staves Announce New Single ‘I Don’t Say It, But I Feel It’
New Album All Now Out 22nd March 2024 Via Communion Records
Additional UK Tour Dates Announced, On Sale Friday
The Staves are excited to release their new single ‘I Don’t Say It, But I Feel It’, the latest release from their upcoming album All Now which is due for release on 22nd March 2024 via Communion Records. The track marries swooping vocals with harmonic clarity, richness with profundity, the humble elements that have always made The Staves who they are.
Something magical is in the air with the latest release from The Staves. From the delicate harmonies that open to the shimmering tones and gritty rhythms. The arrangement shifts through various intense passages, from soft and harmonic to bold and brighter touches. A track that dynamically manoeuvres with this unpredictable twist, maintaining the focus on the melting moments of the vision and the core melodies and intimate lyrics.
Camilla and Jess had to say of the track –
“This was the first song we recorded for the album and we had just written it so there’s a freshness and an immediacy to it for us. The song is about passing surges of emotions and memories that often don’t get expressed or articulated. It’s exploring that state of stillness on the outside but with a flurry of things happening below the surface and how, often, we don’t let on what we’re really feeling most of the time or how much we’re feeling it. Even the question ‘how are you?’ can prove difficult to find the answer to… The song came from a train-ride down to Brighton with friends with the scenery whizzing by – the transient flashes as things come in and out of focus. The song is built around this two-chord pattern that kind of chugs along and motors through, picking out these jolts of feeling or memory that rush by. “
Having recently announced a run of UK & European shows for May and June 2024, the duo have also announced two extra shows in London and Dublin due to demand. Tickets are on sale this Friday (26th Jan) at 10am via the band’s official website. Leeds, Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and Dublin shows are now sold out. Full dates are below.
The Staves recently announced their new album All Now, produced by John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen). The announcement followed the earlier release of ‘You Held It All’, the band’s first release on Communion Records and their first recording without the duo’s sister, Emily Staveley-Taylor, who wasn’t present for touring on the last run, stepping back from the road with the birth of her first baby (and has recently had a second child too).
There will be limited signed and numbered orange / pink splatter vinyl of All Nowavailable through Dinked stores plus exclusive bundles and signed copies available on The Staves’ official store (https://www.thestaves.com/).
All Now emerges, bold and bright, from a period of chaos, followed by a period of enforced quiet, for the band. The Staves’ released their third album Good Womanin February 2021, an album of love and loss, written during a disconcerting period of turmoil and pain. “There was a delayed reaction to trauma and these big changes out of your control,” says Jess of the period that came after Good Woman, as the band – like the rest of us – were forced to sit with their thoughts, but also still processing the death of their mother and other seismic changes: Emily taking a backseat on this album (while still contributing vocals on a handful of tracks) to focus on motherhood, while Camilla reckoned with her own mental and physical health issues – chronic pain and a series of operations due to Endometriosis began to take an increasing toll.
Struggling after two years of deep solitude and pain following the release of Good Woman,The Staves did what they know how to do best and got back to writing. The idea was to go against most of what they’d been doing for the last few years by going back to basics and focusing almost solely on each other and their guitars as a starting point.
It began with Jess, navigating this new landscape by harnessing her creativity on her own at first in the studio in Hackney at the end of 2022, slowly luring Camilla back to the next chapter of The Staves, before reaching out to super-producer John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen), who the band had worked with on Good Woman.
The result? An album as rich and honest as all the most profound music by The Staves scattered across albums for the last decade, calcified here into something special.
All Now Track Listing
I Don’t Say It But I Feel It
Make A Decision
I’ll Never Leave You Alone
The Important One
You Held It All
UK & European Tour Dates
8th May Berlin, Heimathafen
9th May Cologne, Stadtgarten
10th May Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin
12th May Rotterdam, LantarenVenster
13th May Paris, Petit Bain
15th May Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
16th May Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – SOLD OUT
17th May Cambridge, MASH – SOLD OUT
19th May Brighton, Concorde 2
20th May London, KOKO – NEW DATE ADDED
21st May London, KOKO – SOLD OUT
22nd May Bristol, SWX
24th May Liverpool, Arts Club
25th May Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms – SOLD OUT
26th May Manchester, Academy 2
28th May Belfast, Mandela
29th May Limerick, Dolan’s
31st May Dublin, Button Factory – SOLD OUT
1st June Dublin, Button Factory – NEW DATE ADDED
2nd June Cork, Live At St Lukes